Upcoming Events

Women’s Group Meets Monday, July 9 and july 23

Women’s Group meets Monday, July 9, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. After check-in, copies of the library’s Book Club in a Bag selection, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, will be available to sign out. By way of introduction to the book, we’ll each take a turn reading a passage out loud. We will finish the book with a discussion at the next meeting on July 23. The author was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. This is her first novel. The book traces 300 years of descendants of two half-sisters, from their eighteenth-century births in Ghana to twentieth-century Harlem, New York. From lucrative slave trade in Ghana to American slavery, and more, the novel delivers “unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control.”

Reminder: USSB Women’s Group is not a “book group”; we are a group who happens to be reading a book for several weeks and then will move on to other discussions and subjects. With the start of a book, this would be a good meeting for newcomers.

Healthy snacks are always appreciated.

USSB Women’s Group meets the second and fourth Mondays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. We focus on general interest subjects and activities of interest to women. We have a variable format, including topical discussions, speakers, group book readings, and open topic meetings. For more information, contact Karen Bradstreet.

USSB Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, July 17

This group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. For more information, contact Al Melkonian.

Advance Care Directive Workshop Wednesday, July 18

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well continues with its monthly Advance Care Directive workshops. It’s all happening the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. These free workshops provide trained facilitators and all the materials you need to get the job done. Click here for more information and to register or call the Alliance for Living and Dying Well at (805) 845-5314.

Evensong Wednesday, July 25

7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Want to unwind, settle down, go deeper? Evensong services employ singing and silence as spiritual practice; reconnecting with breath, listening with compassion, and becoming more aware of interconnectedness. If you are overstimulated, Evensong can help bring balance; if you are in good spirits, Evensong can magnify your well-being. Come for an hour to yourself, within a community of seekers.

Keith Arnold, Minister of Music at Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden, CO, believes in the power of music to transform individuals and society. A former President of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network, Keith and partner David Burrows are leading a UU West Coast Evensong tour this summer. David Burrows, B.A. Voice, plays diverse flutes and saxophones in UU worship and at the bedside of the sick. A Certified Music for Healing practitioner and composer of children’s UU musicals, David recently served as musician-in-residence at an indigenous girls school in India, a Holdeen India Program partner.

Potluck Game Night Friday, July 27

What could be more UU than board games and a potluck dinner? Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Potluck Game Night meets in Parish Hall on the fourth Friday of every month, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome!

Monthly Vegan Potluck Meets Sunday, August 12

Our next vegan potluck will start at 5:00 p.m. in Blake Lounge. The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people, and bring utensils, dishes, cups, and napkins. Space is limited to 20-25 people, so be sure to RSVP if you plan to come, and update your RSVP if your plans change. Click here to visit the Vegan Potluck web page, or email Cathy Albanese for more information and to RSVP.

Quantum Field Theory and Consciousness Affinity Group meets Monday, August 20

The Quantum Field Theory and Consciousness Affinity Group normally meets on the third Monday of each month promptly at 7:15 p.m. in Blake Lounge. There is NO Meeting in July. Next gathering is August 20 , and we will meet in September. For more information, contact Larry Williams.

Science Night taking a summer break

We are taking July and August off. After that we will resume meeting on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Blake Lounge to view and discuss DVDs on science, nature, space, and more. All are welcome to attend. Come for the interesting presentations and the thoughtful discussion that follows. You don’t need to be any kind of expert on science to enjoy this. Our next meeting will be September 18.

Alliance returns Friday, October 5

Join us in Parish Hall on the first Friday of each month from October to June for a stimulating presentation and the tea which follows. All are welcome: USSB congregants, friends, neighbors, men and women of all ages. Your contribution of some goodies to share makes our tea a delicious afternoon treat. We look forward to welcoming you.

Click here for a basic calendar of each month’s events at USSB.



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